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I just found out that in my area we can use a regular garbage bin or wooden bushel basket for our yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, green waste) instead of having to buy those paper yard waste bags. The bags aren't that expensive, I usually find them for around $2.99 - $3.99 for a pkg of 4-6 bags. But I started thinking about it, and I probably end up buying three packs or more a year. I've got three of them sitting out at the road right now, just from raking up the front yard of our new house, and the backyard is still looming. It seems like I might have a lot of savings to look forward to if I get myself a designated bin for our yard waste.

It got me to thinking, what other things could I save money on by simply using the re-usable counterpart of the more popular toss away products? We already use cloth diapers.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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jynxgirl
Mar. 26th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
storage containers instead of baggies
cloth pads/keeper/diva cup
reusable grocery bags
composting instead of throwing peelings into the garbage (saves money on having to buy garbage tags or going to the dump AND you can get awesome dirt for your garden. Remind me to talk about vermicomposting with you!)
That's all off the top of my head for now.
the_bonster
Mar. 30th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
I should start composting, since I'm planning to start a vegetable garden anyway.
jynxgirl
Mar. 30th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
look into vermicomposting... it's faster and awesomr
littleboy716
Mar. 28th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
cloth napkins. a big pile of rags and towels to use instead of paper towels. you can rinse them at the end of the day so they don't get stinky and then wash all the napkins and wash rags all together when you've got a full load. the dollar store near me sells packages of 50 washcloths for $4 or you can use pieces of old t-shirts or towels.
the_bonster
Mar. 30th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
That's a good point actually, I have a lot of old wash cloths that I'm not using, and a big roll of paper towel in the kitchen that we probably use more than we need to. :)
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